Gramanta, Grāmānta, Grama-anta, Gramamta: 8 definitions


Gramanta means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: MDPI Books: The Ocean of Heroes

Grāmānta (ग्रामान्त) refers to the “border of a village”, according to the 10th-century Ḍākārṇava-tantra: one of the last Tibetan Tantric scriptures belonging to the Buddhist Saṃvara tradition consisting of 51 chapters.—Accordingly: “Now, [the Blessed One] has taught [holy sites] such as the pīlava and upapīlava in sequence. [...] The pīlava [sites] are recited to be the border of a village (grāmānta), Kuṅkara (for Koṅkana), Karmārapāṭaka (or a district of [many] artisans), and the village where many Yoginīs reside. [Every site is] powerful. (12) Likewise, in this [system], the upapīlava [sites] are an ancestor forest, a side of a house, a pond, and a lotus pool. Girls who are in these places are of [the nature of] the innate, born in their own birthplaces. [...]”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Grāmānta (ग्रामान्त).—the border of a village, space near a village; Manusmṛti 4.116;11.78.

Derivable forms: grāmāntaḥ (ग्रामान्तः).

Grāmānta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms grāma and anta (अन्त).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Grāmānta (ग्रामान्त).—n.

(-ntaṃ) Space near a village. E. grāma and anta a boundary.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Grāmānta (ग्रामान्त):—[from grāma] m. the border of a village, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiii; Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra ii, 11]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Grāmānta (ग्रामान्त):—[grāmā+nta] (ntaṃ) 1. n. Space near a village.

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Gramanta in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Grāmāṃta (ಗ್ರಾಮಾಂತ):—[noun] the land, region inside and adjoining the boundary line of a village.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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